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ABC
Feb 24, 2011 4:00am PST
. >>> same-sex stunner. president obama changes his stance on a law blocking gay marriage. >>> investors have something to celebrate, as well. >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us today. there are new signs this morning that libyan leader, moammar gadhafi, is now losing his 40-year hold on power. the opposition has now taken control in the east. and is vowing to liberate the capital, tripoli. >> meanwhile, president obama has new stands to stop killing his own people. hundreds are dead. and there's protesters still in libya. emily schmidt has the details. >> reporter: good morning to you. americans who are trying to escape libya may not be able to do so. today, the sea waters are simply too rough for their ferries. so, they wait, while the world waits, to see what another day of protests brings. protesters in libya are gaining control. but at huge costs. hundreds killed, while moammar gadhafi forces fire on his own people. >> the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous. and it is unacceptable. so are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters and further punish the people
ABC
Feb 18, 2011 4:00am PST
as faceless bureaucrats. but we're talking about teachers and nurses and firemen. >> reporter: president obama said yesterday that the wisconsin budget seems like an assault on unions. house speaker john boehner quickly countered saying a president shouldn't attack a governor for tackling the tough, budget problems. vinita and rob? >> emily schmidt, in washington. thanks, emily. >>> arabs are out in force today, despite a government ban on public gatherings in bahrain. protesters are defiant, saying they will bring down the 200-year-old monarchy. >> the white house is chastising the government's violent crackdown on protesters. and urging some restraint. >>> the obama administration is also reaching out to support democracy in egypt, redirecting funds once meant for hosni mubarak's government. >> marches are planned across that country today, to celebrate one week since the end of the mubarak regime. lama hasan joins us, now live, from cairo, by phone, with more. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning. tens of thousands have massed in tahrir square, liberation square, for what they're c
ABC
Feb 11, 2011 4:00am PST
out. go out. >> reporter: president obama issued a written statement saying, we urge the egyptian government to move swiftly to explain the changes. and to spell out in clear and unambiguous language the step-by-step process that will lead to democracy. and that white house statement did not mention president mubarak by name. it continued, though, saying the egyptian people made it clear there's no going back to the way things were. vinita and rob? >> emily schmidt in washington this morning. thank you. >>> after yesterday's developments what is happening on the ground right now? aaron katersky joins us live from cairo. aaron, what are you seeing? >> reporter: good morning. we're on the road to the part of cairo where the presidential palace is located. where president mubarak has been under heavy guard with members of his family, where they heard the speech that enraged people here. on the way, we're seeing empty streets. people are praying at friday prayers. but there's been calls for 21 egyptians to come to the streets. and we're waiting to see how the army responds to the prot
ABC
Feb 16, 2011 4:00am PST
. bahrain is a key, u.s. ally and home to the navy's 5th fleet. >>> president obama and congressional republicans are lining up for a collision over spending, with a government shutdown looming in just over two weeks now. in the house yesterday, republicans advanced a $61 billion spending plan that would finance the government through september. president obama, though, threatened to veto, just hours after calling for some budgetary cooperation. >> this is a matter of everybodr having a serious conversation about where we want to go. and then, ultimately, getting in that boat at the same time, so it doesn't tip over. >> i've been inviting the president to have that conversation since he took office two years ago. through thbill moving through the house should be done by friday. but its future is anything but certain in the democratically-controlled senate. >>> well, your household budget could be facing cutbacks, too. prices for everything, from sugar to shoes, could be on the rise. and the reasons begin thousands of miles away. emily schmidt is now joining us from washington with mor
ABC
Feb 8, 2011 4:00am PST
now, president obama is challenging the nation's businesses to get in the game, by hiring more workers. it's part of a new white house strategy to improve relations with the nation's business community. emily schmidt has details about the president's first speech to the nation's chamber of commerce. good morning, emily. >> reporter: rob, good morning to you. president obama is telling businesses he wants them to hang out more help wanted signs to help american workers. but critics say, that's one tough sales pitch, in this economic and political climate. with the markets up and unemployment down, president obama says it's time for u.s. businesses to invest in america. >> american companies have nearly $2 trillion sitting on their balance sheets. >> reporter: his audience has also been his frequent critic, the u.s. chamber of commerce. >> if there's a reason that you don't share my confidence, if there's a reason you don't believe this is the time to get off the sidelines, to hire and to invest, i want to know about it. i want to fix it. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner said in a
ABC
Feb 2, 2011 4:00am EST
pretty quiet on the highway. >> thank you. 35 degrees outside. >> president obama calls for his egyptian counterpart to step aside. we will have the very latest on the crisis in cairo. >> first the epic storm of barry's the midwest. >> good morning. we are checking our top stories ry. warm temperatures meant that we only sell grain. heavy rain could lead to a standing water. that same storm is causing big problems elsewhere. airports are closed from texas to rhode island. some places could free up to 2 feet of snow. some governors have declared a state of emergency. >> and little rain but nothing compared to winter's raft across the country. it is a 2,000 miles storm. it goes from texas to rhode island. >> it had downed air travel across the nation. morning. >> good morning. this is having an impact on air travel here. chicago, boston, in new york, and houston. this is packing a paralyzing punched across much of the country. they are trying to figure out when they get their way out. we have seen spin out in many of the roads. the wind out there has been evident as well. the roof has been
ABC
Feb 9, 2011 4:00am PST
, stiffness and pain. >>> president obama has fought a long battle with cigarettes. and apparently, he's winning. the first lady says mr. obama has not smoked in nearly a year. but there's still no word on when that first anniversary is. mrs. obama said the president wants to be able to tell his daughters that he is not a smoker. >>> one of the army's most high-profile soldiers is calling it quits. medal of honor recipient, sal giunta, is leaving the military to attend college in colorado. giunta is the first living service service member from the wars in afghanistan or iraq, to receive the nation's highest military honor. >>> well, as unlikely as it sounds, an immigration paperwork issue may be what ends the season of one of florida's best high school basketball teams. the team from miami's michael krop senior high was forced to forfeit all the games in which 19-year-old bryan delancy played. the problem, is that delancy came to the school three years ago from the bahamas. and the school never filed the right eligibility paperwork for him to play. an appeal is their last hope. >>> as
ABC
Feb 25, 2011 4:00am PST
. the u.n. security council meets this afternoon, right here in new york. >> president obama has been consulting with top european leaders over possible sanctions against the libyan regime. emily schmidt is in washington with more on the crisis. good morning, emily. >> reporter: rob and peggy, good morning to you. diplomats say they are not ruling out any options on sanctions. this means that libya's dictator could soon face more resistance from abroad, to go along with the uprisings at home. libyan anti-government protesters are moving closer to their capital, closer to moammar gadhafi's last area of control. and they say, they're united. >> there's no division between us. all one team. and we'll fight as one team, until we die or he's out. >> reporter: gadhafi shows no signs of leaving voluntarily. in a call to state tv, he says the protesters were on drugs. and blamed al qaeda for the uprising. >> translator: it is bin laden who is duping your sons. this is a fact. >> reporter: this independent video from an eastern port city earlier this week shows the force of people fighting for
ABC
Feb 1, 2011 4:00am PST
more flights are set for today. >> and president obama has sent a retireded senior diplomat to cairo to urge egyptians fishlgs to accept political and economic change. >>. >> we go tome pli schmidt in the capital with the details on this fast-moving story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. opposition groups in egypt really believe this could be their biggest day yet, fwleev if they can get an unprecedented number of protesters out on the street their calls for change will be too powerful for president mubarak to ignore. one week of protests behind them, one million egyptians are expected to march today. they'll go from liberation square to the presidential palace where president hosni mubarak lives and works with hopes that the ten-mile trip changes 30 years of the nation's history. >> whatever you do, you will be defeated, we never want you. >> reporter: even if president mubarak swore in a new cabinet yesterday and ordered his new vice president to talk with the opposition the crowds gathered against him and though the tanks lined up, the egyptian army vowed it will n
ABC
Feb 4, 2011 4:00am PST
say that president obama was a very good man, he thought, but he didn't think that president obama understood the egyptian culture. and you don't understand what would happen if i resigned today. he said once he heard the demands of the people, that they were legitimate demands, he had made the decision to step aside. and he said he felt relief after that. i did say, where would he go after he stepped down? he said, egypt. this is my home. he didn't care what people were saying about him right now. he cared only about his country, about egypt. and when the time comes, he would die in egypt. and i got the sense today, though, there was an edge, obviously, to what's going on. there was an inner tension. but also, a sense of resignation, that whatever happens happens. and whatever their fate may be, so be it. >> truly extraordinary interview there. >>> and for days, the crowds were large, but peaceful. that all changed this past wednesday. >> on youtube, we're now seeing exactly what it was like insidet liberation square that night. a a place, now too dangerous for news cameras. >> of
ABC
Feb 14, 2011 4:00am EST
for hosni mubarak. is he in a coma? we're live in cairo. >>> and back here at home. ax men, president obama's budget cut. now on the chopping block. >>> and the grammy moments you'll be talking about today. surprising performances and who arrives inside an egg. >> good morning, thanks for being with us. egypt is officially under the control of the military today and its leaders are taking steps to tighten their grip. >> and overnight, we heard startling rumors that ousted president my baric is now sick and possibly in a coma. any truth to those health rumors? >> reporter: well, there's been rumors to president mubarak's health for months. well before all of the uprising began in cairo. and president mubarak is in sharm el sheikh, its believed, at his residence, and we can't get anywhere near it. it's been surrounded by guards and getting any information is still impossible. he still has a lot of the cloak and dagger presence in place. impossible to know whether the rumors of the coma are true. >> aaron, what about the military leaders? any changes they've made in terms of will they be trust
ABC
Feb 7, 2011 4:00am EST
obama are calling for orderly transition. >> at the same time, there are signs that the paralysis gripping the country since the crisis began is now easing. >> reporter: vinita and rob good morning to you, protest evers have spent two weeks demanding change in their change and their government has began to respond with concessions with president mubarak still in power those who oppose him say they simply cannot turn back now. in cairo this morning, protesters show their resolve, while the city works to regain a routine. banks reopened for the first time in a week. cars returned to the streets passing military tanks. >> we have to stop now until we can see the change. >> reporter: egypt's vice president met with 50 opposition leaders yesterday and announced concessions like freedom of the press and releasing people held since the protests began. at the table, representatives of the muslim brotherhood which had been banned from government meetings for 30 years. >> we are not fundamentalists. >> reporter: a member of the brotherhood's leadership counsel said the group will not seek p
ABC
Feb 10, 2011 4:00am PST
-inspired groups around the world. >>> despite some hard budget choices ahead, president obama and house spoker john boehner say they can work together. boehner and two other top house republicans had lunch with mr. obama yesterday at the white house. both sides claim the meeting was constructive, particularly when it came to the economy, jobs and spending. >> we're able to find enough common ground. >> the economy so desperately needs us to work together for jobs. >> to jobs to cutting cutting spending. >> as for the spending cuts, republicans will propose $100 billion in cuts over the next seventh months for the fiscal year that will end october 1st. the reason for that, pressure from tea party conservatives, particularly that freshman class. >>> lawyers for tom delay, the former majority leader of the house, are asking for a new trial. they claimed the jurors in the case had made up their minds even before deliberations. or that they failed to follow the judge's instructions. delay was convicted of illegally funneling campaign contributions. >>> a terrible family tragedy has been unfolding o
ABC
Feb 17, 2011 4:00am PST
. >>> also this morning, a white house official says president obama has spoken with cbs reporter, lara logan. but offered no details on that conversation. logan, of course, is recovering from a brutal attack she suffered while covering the resignation of egyptian president mubarak. cbs says logan was beaten and also sexually assaulted. >>> for the first time, massachusetts senator, scott brown is revealing a painful secret he's been carrying around since he was just 10 years old. he was sexually abused. brown says he is coming forward, hoping his story will help other victims overcome their childhood trauma. >> reporter: it was the handsome, truck-driving former model, who shocked with world with his victory in massachusetts. now, scott brown is saying he was the victim of sexual abuse. >> if you tell anybody, i will kill you. i will make sure that nobody believes you. >> reporter: in an interview with "60 minutes" about his new book, "against all odds," the 51-year-old senator says it happened at summer camp in fourth grade. >> when people find people like me, at that young, vulnerable age
ABC
Feb 22, 2011 4:00am PST
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ABC
Feb 23, 2011 4:00am PST
weather-related airport delays only in seattle and memphis. >>> president obama gave a shoutout to his former chief of staff, rahm emanuel, last night, offering congratulations on winning the chicago mayors race. >> emanuel becomes the city's first new mayor since 1989, replacing the retiring richard daley. chris bury reports from chicago. >> reporter: after posting a clear and commanding lead, winning a clear majority to avoid a runoff election in april. >> you sure know how to make a guy feel at home. >> reporter: rahm emanuel bested a crowded field, including former senator carol moseley braun, and long-time official, gary chico, in a hotly-contested race. he fended off numerous challenges to his residency. but from the beginning, emanuel enjoyed clear advantages. including the implicit backing of president obama. and a national fund-raising effort that raked in at least $13 million. >> if you want the windy city to have a gale force of leadership, rahm emanuel is your leader. >> reporter: emanuel takes over in may, replacing richard m. daley, who has been mayor for 22 years. longer
ABC
Feb 28, 2011 4:00am PST
obama today at the white house for more talks. emily schmidt is joining us, now, from washington, with the latest details. >> reporter: good morning to you. secretary of state hillary clinton spoke this weekend of a post-gadhafi libya. but if the world is expecting him to step down, he is sure showing no signs of hastening the process. anti-government protesters have taken control as close as they can get to libya's capital. just one city away. this man says, the people do not want moammar gadhafi. neither does the u.s., which says the libyan leader of four decades must leave immediately. and neither does the united nations security council, which voted this weekend to impose sanctions on libya. >> i can't remember a time in recent memory, when the council has acted so swiftly, so decisively in unanimity, on an urgent matter on international human rights. >> reporter: for the first time, gadhafi's son spoke with christiane amanpour. and said allegations that his father launched air strikes against their own people is wrong. >> show me a single attack. show me a single bomb. show
ABC
Feb 15, 2011 4:00am PST
are getting their first look at president obama's proposed new budget, they are seeing the potential impact of subtracting $1 trillion. the white house warned its $3.7 trillion budget proposal would contain painful cuts. >> if we're going to walk the walk, when it comes to fiscal discipline, these kind of cuts will be necessary. >> reporter: but when the budget hit the halls of congress, it hit critics, who say the cuts aren't big enough. >> this is not an i got the message budget. it's unserious. and it's irresponsible. >> reporter: or who say the cuts are too much. >> to stop cutting some of these things that we need. >> reporter: she's worried about $2.5 billion gone from heating assistance. pell grant assistance would be gone from summer classes. and high-income earners could see the bush tax cuts eliminated. >> we're so far in debt that he needs to make significant cuts. >> reporter: the budget puts more money in places like education, the internet, and to clean energy. republicans say there is no room for extra spending. >> we've looked at these numbers. and these numbers are very, ve
ABC
Feb 2, 2011 4:00am PST
, rather than at the end of his term. >> now, president obama is urging mubarak to step aside sooner rather than later. but this morning, there's been some demonstrations in favor of mubarak. >> abc's alex marquardt joins us by phone in cairo. so, alex, what's the latest reaction to mubarak's announcement? >> reporter: i was at the square shortly after he made his comments. it was a unanimous rejection of his promise not to run again. they don't care. they want to see him gone now. and many told me that they will not stop protesting until he does step down. i have to tell you, it was more than just anger we've seen in the last few days. it was seething fury, as if i cannot believe he had the audacity to think this would be enough to get us to stop protesting. it appeared they will stop at nothing short of seeing him leave immediately. >> we also heard that yemen's president is promising to step down. any reaction to that unexpected bombshell? >> reporter: we've heard rumblings out of yemen. we've seen thousands take to the street to protest against president saleh. he is in a similar positi
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